Why does Seth A. Mandel have a platform?

Hi, I'm Seth, and I Tweet racist.

Hi, I’m Seth, and I Tweet racist.

There is a guy, Seth A. Mandel, who works as an executive editor at the Washington Examiner, a right-leaning “newspaper” with very little mainstream credibility. He’s 36, a Rutgers grad, former New York Post guy, almost certainly created his own Wikipedia page.

I don’t know Seth.

Before today, I’d never heard of Seth.

Then, while scanning Twitter, I saw this …

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And this …

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I’m trying to think of the right adjective to use here.

Hmm …

Eh …

Um …



Yes, racist. And I know … I know. Another Libtard accusing a conservative of being a prejudiced asshole. But imagine being the executive editor at a newspaper’s weekly magazine—one of the guys in charge—and thinking it’s OK to decide that an African-American presidential candidate isn’t black enough for you. Because, see, you have these ideas what it sounds like and looks like to be black, and an African-American man who defies those standards is “too white.” So you put it out there, because … well, that’s what you do if you’re someone like Seth A. Mandel. You put stuff out there, and embrace the love from your conservative followers who offer thumbs up and stars and re-Tweets.

Only … it’s bullshit. As I wrote earlier, 98 percent of editors get fired for this. Without delay. See, say what you want about mainstream media, most places won’t allow overt racism. The Washington Post would rid itself of a guy Tweeting this is 20 seconds. The New York Times and Washington Post? Mandel is gone is 15.

Wait. Here’s my favorite part. Actually, my two favorite parts:

• Mandel has been an outspoken critic of Ilhan Omar’s perceived Anti-Semitism. Beyond outspoken. But racist Tweets? Meh.

• Mandel blocked me when I criticized him. Didn’t argue it, didn’t note it, didn’t defend it. Just blocked me. Translation: 0 accountability.


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